Nasty Savage

Nasty Savage
OriginBrandon, Florida, U.S.
GenresThrash metal
Years active
  • 1983–1990
  • 2002–2012
  • 2016–present
Labels
MembersRonnie Galletti
Dave Orman
Pete Sykes
Jim Coker
Kyle Sokol

Nasty Savage is an American thrash metal band from Brandon, Florida, formed in 1983 by vocalist "Nasty" Ronnie Galletti.[2] The band has undergone various lineup changes, with Galletti and guitarist David Austin remaining the only constant members, until the latter's departure in 2022.[3]

Overview

Nasty Savage rose to popularity primarily due to singer "Nasty" Ronnie Galetti's over-the-top stage show performances (in early shows Ronnie smashed television sets over his head).[2] They were extremely influential in the emergence of the Florida death metal scene, inspiring bands such as Death and Obituary.[4] The second album Indulgence (1987), featuring the hit single "XXX", was recorded at Progressive Music in Tampa. These recordings helped to get the band signed with heavy metal label Metal Blade Records.[2] After releasing three albums and one EP between 1985 and 1989 they broke up.[2] After there had been speculation about a reunion for some time, their last studio album to date, Psycho Psycho, was released in the spring of 2004, and the band played occasional live shows before disbanding for the second time in 2012. In January 2016, it was reported that Nasty Savage had once again reformed and were working on a new album, which has since been slowly in progress.[5][6][7]

Band members

Current

  • "Nasty" Ron Galletti – vocals (1983–1990, 2002–2012, 2016–present)
  • Jim Coker – drums (2002–2003, 2016–present)
  • Dave Orman – guitars (2022–present)
  • Pete Sykes – guitars (2018–present)
  • Kyle Sokol – bass (2024–present)

Former

  • Fred Dregischan – bass (1983–1985)
  • Ben Meyer – guitars (1983–1990, 2002–2012)
  • Demian Gordon – guitars (2016–2018)
  • Dezso Istvan – bass (1985–1987)
  • Chris Moorhouse – bass (1987–1988; died 1988)
  • Richard Bateman – bass (1988–1990, 2002–2012, 2016–2018; died 2018)
  • Curtis Beeson – drums (1983–1990, 2003–2012)
  • David Austin – guitars (1983–1990, 2002–2012, 2016–2022)
  • Skotie Carino – bass (2018–2023)

Timeline

Discography

Studio albums

  • Nasty Savage (1985)
  • Indulgence (1987)
  • Penetration Point (1989)
  • Psycho Psycho (2004)

Other releases

  • Wage of Mayhem Demo (1984)
  • Live in Brandon Bootleg (1985)
  • Abstract Reality EP (1988)
  • Wage of Mayhem EP (2003)
  • Cleveland 87 Live (2003)
  • Wage of Mayhem + Rarities (1983–1985) Compilation (2021)

References

  1. ^ "Nasty Savage". BNR Metal. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who's Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 246. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
  3. ^ "Nasty Savage - Announce New Guitarist". Metal Storm. October 19, 2022. Retrieved October 19, 2022.
  4. ^ Stevenson, Arielle (October 22, 2009). "The way the music died: The earliest days of Tampa Death Metal". Tampa Bay Times. Times Publishing Company. Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Reunited Nasty Savage To Record New Album". Blabbermouth.net. January 21, 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Nasty Savage – Release Rarities Compilation Album". Metal Storm. September 4, 2021. Retrieved September 4, 2021.
  7. ^ "Nasty Savage – Writing First Album In Nearly 20 Years". Metal Storm. May 23, 2022. Retrieved May 23, 2022.

External links

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